drank Pineapple Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
1290 tasting notes

I had a cuppa this to go today. and because the girl in front of me was rude and the server didn’t notice her jumping the line… I got my cup freeeeeeeee. Yay for free tea!!
I wasn’t too upset about it, as I was texting right before the girl behind me swooped in front and I had stepped up to smell the open tin of Pineapple oolong. In Fairness, it wasn’t clear that I hadn’t been served yet. Which is why I was surprised by the “on the house” cup. Started my afternoon of right! :)
Anyhow, the tea! it was good. I went for three steeps, and the second was best by far. The first was too thick and sweet but satisfying(not overwhelming the tea aspect like some DT blends), and the last started to remind me of Jasmine, which is so not my thing. So overall, it had both good and bad points.
The pineapple came through very nicely, I quite enjoyed that flavour note. In fact, if the TKY was less Jasmine like, I’d have bought some to take home. Sadly though, such is not the case! so my rating here is 79

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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